A Portable Car Breakdown Sign A Process of Design
! To Design A Car Breakdown Sign
! ! A Car Breakdown Sign
! A Car Breakdown Sign • Design Brief: • Design and manufacture a car breakdown sign that will indicate or warn passing motorists that a car has broken down. • Identification & Analysis: • Some type of electronic system is required that will flash a light ‘on’ and ‘off’ • Consider location of the electronics system and battery? • The breakdown triangle should be compact; • Ease of use i.e. assembly and pack away; • Stability is an important factor;
A Car Breakdown Sign • Identification & Analysis: • Materials – non corrosive and robust; • Size - easily seen by other car drivers from a distance of at least 60 meters; • Should be easy to see this sign at night; • How and where will the sign be stored in the car; • Manufacturing capability and process available;
A Car Breakdown Sign Suggested Idea (1) mitre Front view Rear view Wood profile used as a former used to vacuum formed over
A Car Breakdown Sign Suggested Idea (2) D folded Front view Rear view Three single strips made from acrylic plastic How will part ‘D’ be attached to the acrylic strips?
A Car Breakdown Sign Suggested Idea (3) Joint mitred / riveted or bolted? Material added to provide a basis for a weight!
A Car Breakdown Sign Suggested Idea (4) Rear views
A Car Breakdown Sign Suggested Idea (4) Acrylic box to house sign Front view Folded into container & support LED’s could be located around the triangle The box above could also be used to hold a ‘First Aid Kit’
A Car Breakdown Sign Completed product Electronics system / pcb